Safety and Families Are a Top Priority

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At Vulcan GMS, safety is our top priority. We are a family company and safety does not just stop with our employees. Safety is also critical to their families as well. Vulcan recently celebrated 1,000 days without a lost time accident, which is an outstanding achievement for any company, and we continue the safety trend everyday. […]

My Quality Helped Cure My Cancer

Mike O'Donnell poses with Julia Clukey (left) and Emily Sweeney (right), who are members of the U.S. Olympic Luge Team, which Vulcan GMS sponsors annually.

We have all heard the old saying: “Would you bet your life on that?” but what does it really mean to us? We have all been touched by cancer in some way in our world today; some of us directly. When you hear the words “you have cancer,” what are the options? There are actually […]

Vulcan Implements One-Piece Flow Process to Increase Quality

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Note: This post was written by Vulcan’s Chad McGraw. Team members at Vulcan GMS pride themselves on being flexible and adaptive. It is one of the core philosophies that has allowed Vulcan to prosper in today’s competitive market place. We enjoy the challenges that ‘outside-the-box’ projects present us. However, breadth and depth of technical capability […]

Do you have polyurethane and silicone casting needs?

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In today’s market, it is hard to find sources for low volume polyurethane and silicone casting solutions. These applications are on the rise; but the solutions for these materials are lacking. Vulcan GMS has expanded our offerings to include these materials and we can help you find prototype and production solutions that meet your needs. […]

Vulcan Expands Engineering Options

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Vulcan GMS has a long history of being a high quality manufacturing partner. As an ISO certified company focused on lean manufacturing and 6s techniques, we continue to invent new manufacturing solutions for our customers. Many of our customers know us for our specialty manufacturing of lead, tungsten, molybdenum, tin, bismuth and plastics. However, there […]

Safety First: Vulcan Reaches 1,000 Days Without a Lost-Time Accident

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Note: This post was written by Vulcan GMS plant manager Danny Mercado. Vulcan GMS does many things on a daily and monthly basis to help keep their employees safe. At the beginning of every shift, there is a “toolbox talk” with all employees about a safety related topic. Managers, supervisors and employees discuss things such […]

Contract manufacturers should be communicators, creative thinkers

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Back in the 70s, 80s and early 90s, contract manufacturing was everywhere in the U.S. as a staple of the economy. During the last 20 years, many contract manufacturers have gone out of business; unlike that which we have seen before. This forces the question: Why? Is it due to the market downturns? Is it […]

Lead wire usage largest in ammunition market

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Lead wire is used in several applications; but today it’s used most in the ammunition market. This lead wire is produced by an extrusion press to a specific diameter typically placed on spools or drums. The lead wire is then cut into cores, which are simply lengths of wire cut to a specific length. These […]

Vulcan Gives Back

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Vulcan GMS is committed to supporting the community. Vulcan recently held its third annual bowling tournament with all donations and funds raised going to the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin. Vulcan had a great turnout for the event and is looking forward to next year’s fundraiser. In the photo, Chuck Yanke (Vulcan GMS CEO), Daniel […]

Tin (Sn) and its uses

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Tin is a soft dense metal that can be produced using several manufacturing techniques. It is frequently extruded to produce plating anodes or solder but there are other options for tin manufacturing such as casting. Of all the uses of tin, solder makes up 50 percent of the total world use of tin. Plating follows […]